WESTERLY GRIFFON (available) – £11,500

Year: 1980

LOA: 26’

Beam: 9’ 2”

Draft: 3’ 2”

Construction: GRP

Hull/Keel: Twin



The Westerly Griffon was Ed Dubois’ more modern, better-performing replacement for the older Westerly Centaur design. Although in most respects a better boat than the Centaur/Pembroke predecessor, rising prices of boat building in England meant that far fewer Griffons were built and sold than the older Laurent Giles designed models. The Griffon was the first design that Westerly commissioned from Ed Dubois, and was intended to replace the long-running and incredibly successful Centaur. Griffons were built from 1979 to 1989, with three models – Mk I, Mk II and club variants. The Mk II had more wooden trim and interior lockers than the Mk I. The later Club version reverted to a simpler interior in the interests of cutting costs to be competitive with other (mostly French) manufacturers offerings – these later Westerly’s were always moderately expensive yachts for their size, the price reflecting the build quality.
Although fin-keel versions were sold, more Griffons were twin-keelers. There were also a very few lift-keel boats built. The saloon has a quarterberth and a settee berth to port, with the galley and one more settee berth to starboard. The saloon table in some yachts folds down from a stowed position against the main bulkhead, as in the photos below. Other have a freestanding saloon table assembly. The heads compartment, with hanging locker opposite, separates saloon and forecabin, which has a vee-berth.

Sailing a Westerly Griffon from Folkestone


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Beta 20hp, 3 cylinder diesel (new circa. 2014). Drive type: shaft. Oil & filter replaced in 2023. Fuel capacity: 60 litres. Twin batteries charged from the engine. Shore power. 240v battery charger. Wind turbine.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

5 berths, 2 cabins, 6’ headroom, curtains, cloth upholstery, fold-out 4 person saloon table, chart table, hanging locker, wet locker, sea toilet (new), wash basin, gas cooker, grill/oven, galley sink, coolbox, 60 litre water capacity.


Deck & Canvas:

Sloop rig, stainless steel standing rigging, aluminium spars, rope running rigging, headsail furling, sninnaker pole, mainsail reefing led back to cockpit, 2 mast steps, mainsail, genoa, 2 x spinnakers with snuffer, 4 sheet winches, anchor, anchor locker, stanchions, guardwires, boarding ladder, pushpit, pulpit, cockpit table, warps, fenders, boathook, new hallyards, sprayhood, dodgers, lazy jacks with mainsail cover, cockpit cushions.


Navigation & Safety:

Radar, plotter, echosounder, autopilot, log/speed indicator, VHF, compass, navigation lights, wind speed/direction indicator, clock, barometer, liferaft, danbouy, radar reflector, fire extinguisher, jackstays (cockpit & 2 x deck), 12v bilge pump, manual bilge pump.



Mooring available in Folkestone Harbour. Viewings are by appointment only. For an instant insurance quote call Euromarine Insurance Services on 01843 603345 or click on the link below: www.astonlark.com/euromarine/

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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